Mental health awareness week!

This week is mental health awareness week and although people have come a long way there is still a stigma around mental illness. Mental illnesses are as just as serious as physical illnesses and people who suffer shouldn’t be told to just be happy, to stop worrying or to just eat because you wouldn’t tell someone with a broken leg to just walk and get over it. Personally I suffer with depression, anxiety and anorexia nervosa and I can tell you that it is not easy to get over and every day is a battle. I also know other people who have suffered from mental illness, they are not uncommon, In fact 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem! Yet people still fail to even try and understand, it is understandable that people don’t fully understand because you wouldn’t unless you’ve been through it yourself but everybody should at least try. So basically I’m just telling you that mental illness is REAL! It is NOT a joke. It is very serious. Stay strong everyone who is suffering, this won’t last forever. You are BEAUTIFUL and deserve so much more than a torturing illness! Please reach out if you are struggling. Here are some websites that you can visit:

https://www.b-eat.co.uk/

http://www.mind.org.uk

Ela X

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